Jonathan Noble is serving as the Liu Institute's interim director from August 23 through December 31, 2021, while Michel Hockx is on sabbatical.
As Notre Dame's senior assistant provost for internationalization, Noble leads Notre Dame International’s global research, international partnerships and advancement, and serves as the University’s regional leader for Asia and Europe. As the regional leader for Asia and Europe, Noble is responsible for the regions’ academic affairs, research strategies and programs, gateways and centers, institutional partnerships, and operational effectiveness. Noble also leads the expansion of the University’s international research profile by optimizing the effective integration of the University’s academic mission and programs with the global network of gateways, centers, and partners. As the NDI lead for international partnerships and advancement, Noble directs Notre Dame International’s development and stewardship of institutional partnerships. As a member of the NDI leadership and faculty engagement teams, Noble supports the development and execution of Notre Dame International’s strategic goals to anticipating long-term needs, evaluating and continuously improving upon existing practices.
Noble is a teaching professor for Notre Dame International, an advisor for the Keough School of Global Affairs, an associate of the University’s global advancement team, and a faculty fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies, and the Initiative for Global Development. As assistant provost for Asia between 2012 and 2017, Noble was the founding director of the Beijing Global Gateway and founder of the Greater China Scholars Program. He served as the advisor to the provost’s office for Asia initiatives between 2007 and 2011, during which he assisted in the establishment of the Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies and its Asia Leadership Forum.
Focusing his research and teaching on contemporary Chinese culture and society, Noble is the author of over 50 articles, essays, and translations, and was one of 20 China scholars in the United States selected in 2005 to participate in the inaugural Public Intellectuals Program sponsored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations.
Noble holds a Ph.D. in East Asian languages and literatures from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in East Asian studies from the College of William & Mary.